Start what you haven’t finished

snow day

My neighbor, Ray Slaughter, sent me a photo he took of my 1888 bungalow last week during our snow day. 

It reminded me of all the things I meant to do, but haven’t gotten around to yet.

He thought it might motivate me to clean up the yard and paint the shutters.

I’m reminded of a passage I read in one of the 1,000 self help books I’ve read and haven’t applied.

"The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn’t finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, a box of chocolates, and a half bottle of scotch.

Source: A high school friend.  All is true but the last paragraph.  But I’m about to do that now.

3 thoughts on “Start what you haven’t finished

  1. I find a lot of other things to do except the jobs I need to do around here too, and I hope he or anybody doesn’t come over here and make pictures here. It is too easy to put off doing things.

  2. Cheese Straws
    1/2 C. butter or margarine
    1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    1/2 t. cayenne pepper
    1/4 t. salt
    2 C. sifted plain flour

    Mix butter, cheese, salt & pepper. Let it come to room temperature and beat untill smooth & creamy. Add flour and beat well. Let dough rest 30 min. Run thru star shaped cookie press. Cut each strip to desired length & bake @350 degrees for 15 min. until light brown. Cool & store in a tin.
    (To make without a cookie press, Roll out dough and cut into strips of desired size.)

  3. Thanks Jean. For those of you confused, Jean made these for a party we had today. She thought they were ugly. Everyone at the function commented on how delicious they were – way better than any of those pre-packaged gourmet cheese straws. I liked them better the way she fixed them – no stupid cookie press..just rolled them out and made them look “real.”

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